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Questionnaire for the Community

As we launch our strategic planning process, we are engaging you! Please help us come up with goals and objectives for your library. We look forward to your responses! In English ________ Hemos dado inicio a nuestro proceso de planificación estratégica y queremos...
Run for the Board of Library Commissioners

Run for the Board of Library Commissioners

Are you looking to make a positive impact on your library and community? Considering running to be on the Grand Rapids Public Library Board of Commissioners! This fall, 4 seats on the board are up for election—3 full term (6 years) and one partial term (4 years). To...
Standing Rock: Photographs of an Indigenous Movement

Standing Rock: Photographs of an Indigenous Movement

During the recent Standing Rock resistance to stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline, American Indian journalist, Levi Rickert, knew the largest American Indian movement since the 1973 Wounded Knee was unfolding. Rickert, the publisher and editor of Native News Online,...
Art Reading Room

Art Reading Room

Art has been popping up everywhere in downtown Grand Rapids with the start of ArtPrize 9. If your feet hurt from walking all over downtown, take a break and browse through our beautiful art books. We’ve set up a special Art Reading Room at the Main Library for...
A Journal Comes Home

A Journal Comes Home

The Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Department has recently been the recipient of a fascinating piece of early Grand Rapids history. John Loren Page (1926-1987) possessed a journal kept by his great-grandfather, Loren Marsh Page, one of Grand Rapids...